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Director-Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia Program

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:16 PM | Anonymous

The Leighton School of Nursing at Marian University in Indianapolis seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the Program Director for the Certified Nurse Anesthesia Program. The Program Director is responsible for providing leadership in the areas of curriculum and program development, implementation, and evaluation of the Nurse Anesthesia Program. This person is responsible for community outreach to clinical agencies in the negotiation of contracts for student clinical placement and the recruitment of potential candidates to participate in the Nurse Anesthesia program.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the Dean of the School of Nursing and the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in the development and implementation of the Nurse Anesthesia Program budget to maintain adequate resources.
  • Serves on: 1) Nurse Anesthesia Program Committees, 2) Graduate Nursing Committee, 3) School of Nursing Faculty Council and University wide committee (s), and the graduate Executive Council (GEC) as appropriate.
  • Directs the collection and storage of Nurse Anesthesia Program documents and course materials, i.e. course notebooks, sample papers, class lists, syllabi, etc. on a shared server.
  • Supervises hiring process of Nurse Anesthesia Program adjunct faculty and coordinates orientation of new faculty members to the Nurse Anesthesia program.
  • Assists the Dean of the School of Nursing and the Associate Dean of Graduate of Programs to secure and maintain appropriate DNP and Nurse Anesthesia program accreditation.
  • Facilitate any accreditation process
  • Oversee didactic and clinical curriculum development
  • Represent the program to the SON, University and community
  • Prepare regular reports of program progress to internal and external stakeholders.  Collaborates with other University departments to apply for outside funding opportunities.
  • Submits Graduate Curriculum and Policy (GCAP) applications as appropriate to the Provost’s Advisory Board.
  • Collaborates with the Dean of Graduate Programs regarding graduate school issues and policies.
  • Supervises Nurse Anesthesia Program Assessment process.

Regularly evaluate adjunct and full-time program faculty to include didactic and clinical faculty.

Additional Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

  • Model professional behavior
  • Attend events for the promotion of the CRNA program.
  • Act as liaison with other programs and departments.
  • Assures the development and implementation and evaluation of a curriculum of study leading to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a concentration in nurse anesthesia.
  • Assumes overall responsibility for meeting the Nurse Anesthesia program purpose, objectives and goals.
  • Prepares the schedule of Nurse Anesthesia program classes and assignment of teaching responsibilities in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. 
  • Reviews the quality of the curriculum with faculty, students and other stakeholders.
  • Assures the acquisition of library and other educational resources needed for the effective implementation of the Nurse Anesthesia Program.
  • Completes program evaluation and assessment reports and communicates findings to the Dean of the School of Nursing.
  • Facilitate the process of student recruitment and selection
  • Provide information to students regarding the policies and procedures of the School and program.
  • Serve as advisor for students in the Nurse Anesthesia Program.
  • Periodic review of policies and procedures.
  • Assures that Nurse Anesthesia Program student records are maintained including academic, health and professional, and other relevant data bases.
  • Serves as a mentor to students and graduate faculty in the research/scholarship process.  In addition, provides information and resources for students entering or advancing in the profession.
  • Convenes and facilitates meetings with DNP program faculty and the Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing Programs.
  • Teaches in the DNP Program Nurse Anesthesia Track.


  • ·       Doctoral degree in nursing, current certification as a CRNA, and prior clinical, academic, scholarship and/or research experience.
  • Experience in administering a Nurse Anesthesia program, formal instruction inurriculum design or willingness to obtain continuing education/certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Prior experience with COA accreditation processes and outcomes assessment and evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills are also required.
  • Engagement in professional organizations and a record of scholarly achievement are highly desirable.
  • Valid current RN license and appropriate credentials (certificate of authority and certification as a CRNA) to practice in Indiana.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the practice of nursing as a CRNA.
  • Current knowledge and formal instruction in curriculum design and development, testing and implementation of a CRNA program.
  • Professional membership in the AANA.

Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks as one of US News & World Report’s top universities in the Midwest Region. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the women’s basketball team won back-to-back NAIA national championships. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 42 national titles.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness or scholarly work. All applications should be submitted to hr@marian.edu.

Marian University is an EOE


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